Skellenger Bender

Since 1928, Skellenger Bender has provided the highest quality legal services to individuals, families, businesses, and governmental entities. Working alongside such diverse clients has made us more insightful, responsive, and innovative attorneys.

Legal problems can be disorienting. At Skellenger Bender, we know the territory. Whether you're an individual, family, or business, we'll work with you to define your goals and chart a legal course to most effectively reach them. We look forward to having you as our client.

We are so thrilled to welcome attorney Charles Newton to the family law practice group at Skellenger Bender. Charles has over a decade of extensive legal experience, including serving as a Deputy Prosecuting Attorney in King County, and working more than eight years in private practice focusing on complex family law and commercial litigation. Learn more about Charles here:

A very special thank you to QLaw Association of Washington President and Skellenger Bender partner, Caleb Oken-Berg, for his outstanding service, leadership and efforts to advance the rights of LGBTQ persons and their families.

Skellenger Bender is a Platinum-level sponsor of the QLaw Association of Washington's annual banquet. We are proud of our firm's longstanding commitment to the LGBT community and look forward to celebrating QLaw tomorrow evening!

Keeping Discrimination Out of the Courtroom: A Victory for Rachelle & | Legal Voice

IN THE NEWS: The Washington Supreme Court unanimously reversed a judge's decision to disfavor a parent and her rights to custody because of her sexual orientation. Congratulations to SB Attorney Raegen Rasnic, who assisted with the amicus briefing in this case! We just won justice for our client Rachelle Black! This morning, the Washington Supreme Court unanimously stood with Rachelle and affirmed what we believed all

We are so pleased to welcome attorney Rochelle Nelson to Skellenger Bender. Rochelle's practice focuses on design professional representation, construction law, commercial litigation, and employment law. Rochelle comes to SB with a strong legal background, including working for a national labor and employment firm and a clerkship with Washington Supreme Court Justice Charles W. Johnson.

Learn more about Rochelle and her practice here:

[02/06/17]   The offices of Skellenger Bender will be closed today (2/6/17) due to snow. ❄️ ❄️

#tbt to 33 years ago when the shareholders of Riley Skellenger Ginsberg & Bender were all photographed together (circa 1983-84). One of these partners is still a part of the firm today. Can you spot him?

Many members of the firm were out in force this past weekend for the Women's March - Seattle!

In re Parental Rights to K.J.B. - Supreme Court of the State of Washington

IN THE NEWS: Today, the Washington Supreme Court affirmed that trial courts must consider certain statutory factors before terminating parental rights of an incarcerated parent. The majority agreed with Legal Voice and SB Attorney Mindy Carr, who filed amicus briefing on behalf of the ACLU and the Incarcerated Mothers' Advocacy Project.

Skellenger Bender - Caleb M. Oken-Berg

Skellenger Bender is pleased and honored to announce that family law attorney Caleb M. Oken-Berg has been made a shareholder of the firm as of January 1, 2017. Congratulations, Caleb! Since 1928, Skellenger Bender has earned the trust of individuals, families, businesses, and government entities by providing the highest quality legal representation in the areas of commercial, civil, criminal and family law.




Rainier Tower, 1301 Fifth Avenue, Suite 3401
Seattle, WA

Opening Hours

Monday 8:30am - 5:30pm
Tuesday 8:30am - 5:30pm
Wednesday 8:30am - 5:30pm
Thursday 8:30am - 5:30pm
Friday 8:30am - 5:30pm
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